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Welcome to the Real World - John Henry Weiss
Call Number: HF5382.7 .W384 2014 EB
ISBN: 9781629140254
Publication Date: 2014-03-04
Are you still looking for that perfect job six months after graduating from college? Are you also still firing off hundreds of resumes from your parents’ house with little or no results? Then you need the real-world advice of executive recruiter John Henry Weiss. In Welcome to the Real World, Weiss provides much-needed guidance to recent college graduates seeking their first jobs in the real world of work. Weiss explains that companies do not hire resumes. They hire candidates who make the effort to build personal relationships. He discusses the importance of leaving the house to find employers at venues such as job fairs, trade shows, and conferences, and even Starbucks. Weiss points out that work is a means to getting out on your own, and he offers encouraging advice and tips for how to do just that, such as: Establishing a home office for job hunting Using social media effectively to find employers and increase your chances of getting hired Dressing appropriately for job interviews Starting your own business Targeting companies that value the skill sets of returning military personnel Evaluating and negotiating job offers And much more! Welcome to the Real World is not only the ultimate career guide for finding your first job, but also for understanding the real world of work, and for beginning the rest of your life.

Psycho-Social Career Meta-Capacities - Melinde Coetzee
Call Number: HF5549.5 .C35 EB
ISBN: 3319006452
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
This book introduces a coherent perspective on the self-regulatory career meta-capacities that individuals, as career agents, need to successfully manage their career development in a boundaryless occupational world. Enriched by empirical data and case studies by subject specialists in the fields, it serves as a cutting-edge benchmark for specialists, professionals and post-graduate students in the careers field to study. This book allows an in-depth view of the most recent research trends on the critical psycho-social constructs influencing the adaptation, adaptivity, adaptability and employability

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Working in Your Major - Mary E. Ghilani
ISBN: 9781440803116
Publication Date: 2012-07-01
This guidebook contains what every college graduate needs to know to find a good job in their major, and it provides sound advice on establishing a professional identity, surviving the critical first year on the job, and ensuring marketability in the future.

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10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College, Revised - Bill Coplin
ISBN: 9781607741459
Publication Date: 2012-07-31
A handy, straightforward guide that teaches students how to acquire marketable job skills and real-world know-how before they graduate--revised and updated for today's economic and academic landscapes.

Government Career Outlook Sources

These resources are sponsored by the federal goverment and include government-compiled statistics regarding salaries, career outlook, and working conditions.

  • CareerOneStop
    Sponsored by the US Department of Labor: up-to-date information on careers and jobs with info on salaries, required education/training, resume/interviewing resources, and places to go to get more assistance.
  • Occupational Employment Statistics
    The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates annually for over 800 occupations.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; similar occupations; and sources of additional information, for 334 occupational profiles covering about 84 percent of the jobs in the economy.

Other Career Resources

These non-governmental sites provide good information about career paths, job searching, and occupational outlooks.

  • Glassdoor  
    Company info re: salaries, environments, interview questions, corporate culture. Info provided by users.
  • WetFeed
    Articles on career-related topics; company, industry & career profiles. Resume writing, interviewing, making the most of internships, advice columns and more.
  • My Majors
    Assists students in finding majors that fit them best. Provides some information about average salaries, occupational outlook, and required academic preparation.
  • College Majors 101
    Helpful for educating students about college majors and the career paths to which they lead. Each major has its own channel with further information including relevant employers, accredited schools, videos, and outside publications.

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